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Muslims should make most out of govt. schemes: PM Modi

India TV Politics Desk 14 Apr 2016, 11:39:02 AM IST
India TV Politics Desk

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed hope that Indian Muslim community would derive benefit from the welfare schemes launched by his government.

He conveyed these views to a delegation of eminent Muslims who called on him. The delegation included noted Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawwad, expert on international Islamic affairs Kamar Agha and Shahid Siddiqui among others.

The members of the delegation congratulated the Prime Minister on his recent successful visit to Saudi Arabia, a statement by the Prime Minster Office said.

They told the Prime Minister that people in West Asia, Central Asia and North Africa, especially the youth, are extremely impressed with his development agenda and want good relations with India, the statement added.

"Members of the delegation also praised Narendra Modi's development agenda, and his successful implementation record," it said.

PM Modi thanked the delegation, and reiterated his commitment to development, laying special stress on education, and especially girl child education.

"He expressed hope that the Muslim community in India shall be able to derive huge benefit from the welfare schemes initiated by the NDA government, such as the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, and Mudra Yojana," the statement said.

(PTI inputs)